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The sisters trafficked from a tea plantation
04:26 - Source: CNN

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CNN reported on girls growing up on tea plantations in Assam, India, who are targeted by human traffickers

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Last month, in a series of videos CNN highlighted the plight of girls growing up on tea plantations in Assam, India, who are targeted by human traffickers.

Police in Assam say young girls from tea plantations are easy targets. They live in poverty, have very little education, and their parents are often saddled with debt.

Most are descendants of the original bonded laborers brought in from other parts of the country by British colonial rulers. They live in the same impoverished circumstances as they did more than a century ago, with the same impoverished lifestyles.